Warning: Do not read before 2126! My Life in Smiley: It’s All Good is meant strictly for people of the future, chronicling the life and times of Max, an average eleven-year-old. Annoying siblings, stage fright, love at first sight—can you believe what kids in the 21st century had to deal with? Follow his illustrated diary as has embarks on a great journey—the first year of middle school in France. Max’s journal entries, humorous drawings, and colorful smileys recount his adventures in making new friends, dealing with bullies, and surviving a ruthless P.E. teacher. Along the way, Max starts to figure out how to interact with his peers, and he realizes that at the end of the day, no matter what life throws at him, it’s all good!
Anne Marchand Kalicky is, first and foremost, passionate about reading and literature. After studying at the Sorbonne in Paris, Kalicky worked as an editor for several French publishing houses (Hachette Jeunesse, Denoël, Fayard, Tourbillon). Since then, she’s established herself as an editor and writer, authoring or co-authoring twenty-three different books on a wide range of subjects.